Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Need Only Part Time Help?

In this series on Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars we have covered a number of topics related to ensuring cost effectiveness while obtaining the particular skill set(s) needed for a temporary engagement. Building on this, how often have you determined that you needed a seasoned consultant, but only on a part-time basis. That … Continue reading Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Need Only Part Time Help?

Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Will They Fire Themselves?

In the prior post on Getting the Most From Your Consulting Dollars we began discussing the importance of ensuring that consulting / contract resources are only engaged by your organization on a temporary basis. Especially, given the fact that when many consulting firms get in the door they simply do not want to leave (ever). And, the reality … Continue reading Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Will They Fire Themselves?

Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Will They Put Themselves Out of a Job?

When introducing this series of posts on Getting the Most From Your Consulting Dollars we mentioned that the primary reason to engage a consultant / contract resource (or team of resources) is to cost effectively obtain access to a particular set of skills that are only needed on a temporary basis to complete a project and/or fill … Continue reading Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Will They Put Themselves Out of a Job?

Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Avoid the Bait and Switch

In the prior 2 posts we covered the cost ineffectiveness that can be experienced when engaging "some" consulting firms. We'll now cover the reality often experienced when attempting to obtain that particularly desired set of skills. The underlying goal is to piece together a team of people who are compatible with and will augment your existing workforce. … Continue reading Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Avoid the Bait and Switch

Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Cost Effectiveness: Part 2

In the prior article we began covering the typical realities firms often experience when engaging consultants and, more importantly, how to ensure you get the most from YOUR consulting dollars. The purpose of this article is to share another concrete example of the cost-ineffectiveness of “some” consulting firms. At the end of the day consulting … Continue reading Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Cost Effectiveness: Part 2